Mathematics 1001

Mathematics 1001

Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics in 1001 Bite-sized Explanations

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a practical reference to all aspects of mathematics, using clear explanations of such key mathematical concepts as analysis, logic, metamathematics, and mathematical physics.

Firefly Books Ltd

A comprehensive study of math principles in one volume for the general reader.

This practical reference provides clear and concise explanations of the most fascinating fundamental mathematical concepts. Distilled into 1001 mini-essays arranged thematically, this unique book moves steadily from the basics through to the most advanced areas of math, making it the ideal guide for both the beginner and the math wiz.

The book covers all of the fundamental mathematical disciplines:

  • Geometry
  • Numbers
  • Analysis
  • Logic
  • Algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Games and recreational mathematics
  • Philosophy and metamathematics

Expert mathematician Richard Elwes explains difficult concepts in the simplest language with a minimum of jargon. Along the way he reveals such mathematical magic as how to count to 1023 using just 10 fingers and how to make an unbreakable code.

Enlightening and entertaining, Mathematics 1001 makes the language of math come alive.

A comprehensive study of math principles in one volume for the general reader.

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Targeting anyone curious about mathematics from the novice to the enthusiast, Elwes cites today’s mathematical world as rich and complex compared to the past. He presents an overview of that world and how it came to be, and in the process provides a feel for the bigger picture as he covers the highlights of great theorems, as well as surprises and quirks. The book is organized with concepts proceeding with increasing complexity, thereby providing a foundation for understanding. Ten headings/chapters are divided into sections, each of which comprises a series of individual entries. The chapters/headings are: numbers, geometry, algebra, discrete mathematics, analysis, logic, metamathematics, probability and statistics, mathematical physics, games and recreation. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781770855007
Characteristics: 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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May 17, 2018

An amazing book. Covers everything, whether it's the basics or the really complex stuff.

Dec 07, 2015

Covers everything math. Hard to put down, especially if you get into complex categories. Very thorough on the many topics of mathematic.

Aug 22, 2013

Look at page 169 dot products,and angle between two vectors+length of vectors-now it works/super easy-thank you!! Super book


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May 17, 2018

mikeguylol thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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